Mount Kilimanjaro

Africa is a beautiful continent with vast savannas, diverse wildlife, and mesmerizing landscapes. It is home to Mount Kilimanjaro, one of the most iconic natural wonders on Earth. This dormant stratovolcano rises majestically from the Tanzanian plains and is the tallest freestanding mountain in the world. It beckons adventurers, nature enthusiasts, and thrill-seekers to embark on an unforgettable journey. Avail the professional services of a trekking and tour operator. Ice Rock Trekking offers –

  • 5 Days 4 Nights trekking through Marangu Route
  • 6 Days 5 Nights trekking through Machame-Mweka Route
  • 7 Days 6 Night trekking through Lemosho Route

Here’s why Mt. Kilimanjaro tours are an absolute must-visit for anyone with a spirit of exploration.

A Challenge of a Lifetime

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is an incredible achievement that attracts adventurous individuals. Standing at 19,341 feet (5,895 meters) above sea level, reaching the summit requires determination, endurance, and a willingness to push oneself to the limit. You can choose to follow the popular Marangu Route or go for a more adventurous climb via the Machame or Lemosho routes. Every step taken toward the summit brings a sense of accomplishment that is unparalleled.

Mt. Kilimanjaro tours

Breathtaking Natural Beauty

Mt. Kilimanjaro tours are filled with incredible adventures. You will encounter a variety of stunning landscapes along the way, from lush rain forests with exotic flora and fauna to surreal alpine deserts. As you climb higher, the majestic snow-capped peak emerges from the clouds, offering breathtaking panoramic views that showcase the beauty of nature.

Cultural Immersion

Kilimanjaro, besides its natural beauty, provides a window into the rich cultural heritage of Tanzania. While trekking, you will get the opportunity to engage with local guides and porters, enabling you to understand their customs, traditions, and way of life. From the vibrant Chagga villages situated at the mountain’s foothills to the warm hospitality of the Maasai people, each encounter adds depth and meaning to your journey.

Personal Growth and Reflection

Scaling Mount Kilimanjaro is not only a physical challenge, but it is also a journey of self-discovery and personal growth. As you navigate the rugged terrain and overcome obstacles along the way, you will tap into reservoirs of inner strength and resilience that you never knew you possessed.

Moreover, the solitude and serenity of the mountain provide ample opportunities for reflection, allowing you to gain clarity and perspective amidst the tranquility of nature.

Witnessing the Sunrise from Uhuru Peak

Reaching Uhuru Peak is the goal of every Kilimanjaro trek. It’s the highest point on the mountain and also the roof of Africa. At dawn, the first light brings a golden hue to the summit, offering a breathtaking view of the sunrise over the African continent. It’s one of the most awe-inspiring spectacles that nature has to offer, and witnessing it from this vantage point is an unforgettable experience that will stay with you for a lifetime. This moment will etch itself into the fabric of your most cherished memories.

Avail the service of the trusted trekking and tour services

Mt. Kilimanjaro tours are not merely vacations; it’s a transformative experience that leaves an indelible mark on your soul. From the physical challenge of the ascent to the spiritual awakening at the summit, every step of the journey is imbued with meaning and significance. To make your Mt. Kilimanjaro trekking experience memorable, Ice Rock Trekking has introduced Kilimanjaro tour and trekking packages with state-of-the-art services. They also provide complete trekking guidelines and experienced guide with every group of trekkers.

So, if you’re seeking adventure, inspiration, and a deeper connection with the natural world, look no further than Mount Kilimanjaro the ultimate bucket-list destination for intrepid explorers everywhere.

5 days Marangu route

Kilimanjaro is the highest peak on the African Continent. One of the most difficult places to be, the trek routes to this pinnacle are also difficult and varied. To climb Kilimanjaro, there are six established routes, such as the following:

  • Marangu
  • Machame
  • Lemosho
  • Shira
  • Rongai
  • Umbwe

Out of the aforementioned, the Marangu, Machame, and Umbwe routes start from the south of the mountain, whereas the Lemosho and Shira routes approach from the west. Only the Rongai route is climbed from the north side near Kenya. With such elaborate trekking routes, why is it that the Marangu route becomes suitable for many people? We will learn about this in the following sections.

 

Climbing Kilimanjaro via Marangu Route with Ice Rock Trekking

This seven-day itinerary, specially designed by Ice Rock Trekking, centers around the easiest route to take to ascend Kilimanjaro with the following main summits:

  • Mawenzi (5149m)
  • Kibo (5896m)

From these summits, you can see the glaciers, screes, cliffs, afro-alpine moorland, and forests down to the cultivated foothills. Our Marangu route takes you at a gentle pace through these dramatically difficult terrains.

Ice Rock Trekking Itinerary for Marangu Trek

Day 1: Nairobi to Moshi

You will leave Nairobi at 7:30 a.m. on your commute. Then, you will drive to Moshi arriving in the evening. We have arranged dinner at your arrival in the Zebra Hotel.

Day 2: Marangu Gate (1980m) – Mandara Hut (2700m)

Your day second will start with a hike with an estimated time of five hours. The distance of the trek is about 12 km. The habitat of the terrain is montane forest.

Day 3: Mandara Hut (2700m) – Horombo Hut (3720m)

Your day third will start with a hike with an estimated time of six hours. The distance of the trek is about 15 km. The habitat of the terrain is Moorland.

Day 4: Horombo Hut (3720m) – Kibo Hut (4700m)

Your day fourth will start with a hike with an estimated time of six hours. The distance of the trek is about 15 km. The habitat of the terrain is an Alpine forest.

Day 5: Summit Attempt Kibo hut (4700m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Horombo hut (3720m)

Your day fifth will start with a hike with an estimated duration of eight hours to Uhuru and six hours to descend to Horombo. The distance of the trek is about 6 km for ascent and 21 km for descent. The habitat of the terrain is stone scree and ice-capped summit.

Day 6: Horombo Hut (3720m) – Marangu Gate (1980m)

Your day sixth will start with a hike with an estimated time of six hours. The distance of the trek is about 27 km. Here, you have reached the two peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro, i.e., Uhuru and Kibo rise from the African plains.

Day 7: Departure

On the last day, after having breakfast, we will transfer to Nairobi or the Kilimanjaro airport, as per your preference.

 

Tips to keep in mind while hiking to Kilimanjaro

Ice Rock Trekking, after leading many successful trips to Kilimanjaro and other mountains, there are several trekking hacks we tell our clients to help them enjoy their time in the mountains, like the following:

  • Ski sticks are useful during the scree-to-summit to ascend
  • Ski sticks protect your knees during descent
  • Carry a hot water bottle at night to create a comforting heating pad and slip it in your bag or beneath your pillow
  • Carry powdered drink/sports mix to maintain hydration, like Tang or Gatorade
  • Find your pace of comfort for hiking to keep you going all-day
  • Pack some of your favorite snacks for a break while hiking

 

To know more about Kilimanjaro trekking routes, visit the Ice Rock Trekking website or connect with us.